“Are you Registered?” is an article from Dr. Gordon H. Clark’s papers. Both the original scan and a transcribed document are here made available. If you notice any typos on the typed document please email the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Notes: From the papers of Dr. Gordon H. Clark from The Home Evangel.
Are You Registered?
All the students liked Jim. He was so affable. He didn’t say much in class; he belonged to a few clubs in which he never accepted office but was always interested and agreeable; and students would point him out to visitors as a mighty nice fellow. There he was, walking down the hallway, with a few books under his arm, looking like a typical college man. But the other students never suspected that he had never registered in the office. When graduation should come, the President would say to him, I never know you.
Mr. James is a fine church member. He sits politely in his pew; he doesn’t try to run the church, but he takes a moderate interest in what goes on. There he goes, shaking the hand of the minister cordially as he leaves the service, a fine church member. Not many suspect that he has not been registered in the Book of Life. And when the Judgment shall come, Jesus will say, “Not every one that saith unto me ‘I am a Christian’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven; Depart from me; I never knew you.” Let us heed the word of the Apostle Peter: “Give diligence to make your calling and election sure”, – sure, that is, to yourself.